Join a club to improve your campus participation

As students reach midterm, many may feel overwhelm by classes or don’t feel as connected to the campus as they believed they would be at this point.  

The good news is that this semester, Kirkwood is offering the most clubs since 2020. Not only are previous clubs are returning, but more have been added to accommodate students’ interests and hobbies.  

Students should join clubs because participation is a great way to break the cycle of classes, schoolwork and day to day jobs, and also a way to connect with other students who have similar interests.  

From running to reading, from learning sustainability to learning how to care for mental health, Kirkwood offers an array of different clubs to choose from. 

Some students may worry they don’t have the time to participate, but thankfully most clubs meet during activity hour on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:15 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. And, a lot of clubs are open for anyone to join at any time during the school year. 

While it may feel overwhelming to suddenly join midway through the semester, clubs at Kirkwood are very open and welcoming. Clubs, especially in college, create connects with others outside of your major and aiming for different careers. 

College shouldn’t be just about preparing for the next test, getting ready for the next step in our career path, or the blur of classes and jobs, but an experience that we should enjoy, including taking a break, meeting new people and making new friends. An essential part of college is finding time to do the things we enjoy and feeling like we belong.

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